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Hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow.
With me are Chris Hope,
Chief Political Correspondent
of The Telegraph and Jessica Elgot,
of the Guardian.
Many of tomorrow's front
pages are already in.
The Telegraph features
news that an army major,
who faced seven investigations over
the death of an Iraqi
teenager 15 years ago,
is apparently set to face
an eighth inquiry.
The FT pictures striking
who began a series of month-long
walk outs today in a dispute
over potential cuts
to their pension payments.
The Express says "exodus of the EU
migrants" after figures revealed
around 130,000 left the UK in the 12
months to September last year -
the highest level for a decade.
The Mirror leads on a campaign
calling for MPs to vote
to change organ donor laws,
which would see an opt-out system
brought in - it features the picture
of a 10-year-old transplant patient.
The Guardian reports
on the resignation of Unicef's
deputy executive director
Justin Forsyth, following
accusations of inappropriate
behaviour towards female staff
while chief executive
of Save the Children.
The Metro also has that story and it
features Meghan Markle after police
want the hate crime investigation
after a suspicious package appeared.
Lots of different stories on the
front page tonight. No particular
consensus. You were looking to see
what I was at. I am looking at the
magic only I can see.
Website with the Guardian. Charity
chief forced to resign over
inappropriate behaviour, this is
Justin Forsyth stepping down from
Unicef, but about all allegations
come old behaviour.
That is it. It's
an interesting statement, it didn't
go along be played book we have seen
as the story about various
allegations of harassment or
inappropriate behaviours has been
ruling for quite a few days now.
Justin Forsythe left Save the
Children in the week of allegations
made about him and he has a new job
at Unicef. In his statement, you mix
it clear he doesn't believe he needs
to step down for those old
allegations made against him at Save
the Children. He says is no doubt in
my mind that some of the allegations
are an attempt to do damage for the
case for a. -- for aid. The reason
he is leaving is not to continue to
damage it. Controversial.
Is believable he is saying these
things. Don't forget these
allegations only became apparent
this week when three women spoke to
the BBC's PM programme about
allegations about his behaviour in
2011, 20 15. That then emerged and
then yesterday Tory politicians and
a piece I wrote for the Telegraph
yesterday. People like Paul Eunan
O'Kane to have a go at Save the
Children or the aid budget or
Unicef, they are looking at the guys
behaviour and saying why is it
appropriate for him to have a senior
role at Unicef?
Looking at the
ongoing Oxfam story, this time it is
he the deciding the cannot continue
to operate while they continue their
This is a different
story about charities going back to
the way that Oxfam has not said that
some of its aid workers were
behaving badly towards beneficiaries
in Haiti. It emerged recently.
was sexual exploitation.
Yes. It is
Haiti correctly saying to Oxfam
you're not welcome here if that is
how you will behave.
They had to not
only apologise to their donors and
to MPs and to the department who
give them cash, but they said that
they have gone and made
representations of the Government of
Haiti and they have decided this is
the best course of action to take.
Let's move on to the Financial
Times. This is university lecturers
taking strike action because they
are concerned because of changes to
pension they will be losing out tens
of thousands of pounds a year, but
of course it means that students
will not get hot.
It's all happening
in the world of universities. This
is another issue about the vice
chancellors who are paid megabucks.
-- students will not get hot.
is a reform pushed by vice
chancellors, which perhaps wasn't
politically the greatest...
are paying through the nose for a
student fees. They announced a
reform about fees, but it is an
Durham Newcastle and Kent
have said we need to find a
resolution about them. The head of
Newcastle said we think that a lot
of these people striking have got a
point and perhaps we need to rethink
this. It looks that there is room
for a new verse there, but there are
more strikes planned and plans to
extend action into June which would
be potentially over exams, so it is
The average vice
traveller is paid ten grand is up in
a year. Big-money even for the BBC.
-- Vice Chancellor is paid £240,000.
Some students are acting for a
refund on their tuition.
Why not? It
is a market. If you are planning
money. Why not? I think the
Government should encourage students
to get a refund from a university
that doesn't give them education. It
is a market. Get your money back.
There was some polling that came out
this afternoon about it and most
students said they are fully
supportive of it, they see that it
is quite an insecure job with people
on short-term contracts and I think
it takes quite a long time for that
to be a secure profession. Certainly
not a well-paid profession and
students have sympathy.
Chancellor will eat it if they get
refunds on courses. -- hate it. But
like this is a misleading headline.
130,000 people going home.
highest level for a decade.
might think from that headline that
migration to the UK is going down,
but it's not. It actually has gone
up. Net migration for non-EU
countries went up by 40,000 over the
same period. Net migration is
roughly about 240,000.
That is about
Coventry. An extra commentary.
is 2.5 times over what the
Government would like to be when
they said that net migration should
be in the tens of thousands.
might have thought they might want
to say another Coventry has arrived
but instead they are reassuring them
they are going on.
This is about the
difference between EU and non-EU
migrants. There has always been the
option to stop non-EU migrants but
we haven't because the skills are
I think this should be a
real cause for concern, the fact
that there are so many EU migrants
who have clearly decided that their
future doesn't lie in this country,
maybe they don't feel welcome in
this country, and they have skills
that we need, particularly in
hospitals. I think... I don't think
this is something we should be proud
If they remain here, they can
get a British passport. It is a
shame they are going home. I have my
own views as well as the paper's
I think it must be... It's
not just about your general rates to
say any place, is it, it's about do
you feel like this places the
welcoming place for you, is it a
home for you? You might be able to
have your rights, but perhaps people
feel this is fundamental. I think
it's not surprising that quite a few
Quite a lot of people
are still coming. To a lot of people
it so attractive. A lot of students
in particular. Paying huge fees to
universities. It's so circular. The
Huffington Post. Meghan Markle and
Prince Harry's suspicious substance
skier treated as hate crime. The
white powder about to be toxic,
thankfully it was harmless, but
still very chilling when it arrives.
Quite, and it shows that the happy
bubble around this couple before
they get married in spring which is
wonderful and they have chewed up
the papers in this grim February,
there are always threats to
high-profile individuals. It seems
it was a race hate crime, because
Meghan Markle is from a mixed race
background, is about is why they are
It was a similar
package delivered to the House of
It was delivered to the
Home Secretary, Amber Rudd. It
caused quite a kerfuffle dancers in
the corridor when a package arrived.
There was a lot of police around. --
kerfuffle downstairs. It is
incredibly worrying. It turned out
to be harmless.
We must let Chris
talk about this. We will never hear
the end of if we don't.
I do a
podcast. I interviewed Michael
This is a ban on plastic
I said to him that
there is a concern to the BBC's
excellent programmer Blue Planet,
about the amount of plastic in the
ocean. He said watch this space. He
also told me he was a big fan of the
arteries and told me he preferred
Brian Aldridge. -- the archers.
There is a real momentum building
behind this idea of single use. 40
MPs have given up using plastic
relent. Michael Gove seems to view
this as somewhat of a personal
crusade. It's a great story and will
be interesting to see...
He is one
of the few ministers in Government
doing stuff. You may not agree with
him, you may not...
But what about
We are getting sovereignty
back of this country, what is going
to be different? Here is in example
of a good thing.
I am thinking about
buying an old school one might you
would have had in your cocktail
Will you have a strength for
Yes, any time. We cannot
drink in here. Finally, where Ari?
Who are we looking at? I couldn't
work out which camera I was on. The
Daily Mirror. Children waiting for
transplants or having had
transplants urging MPs to vote in
favour of this idea of opting out of
being an ordained owner rather than
This should be a really
crucial moments tomorrow when MPs
vote on matters and it's something
the Prime Minister in her speech
said she would support it and it is
quickly radical move meaning you
don't have to carry those organ
donor cards any more, you don't have
to take those boxes when you fill in
forms. It will be that you are
automatically opted in rather
than... You need to say when you
want to opt out.
Great idea. It will
go through tomorrow in the Commons,
causing panic at the mirror, because
Theresa May backed their campaign.
They hate it.
That is cognitive
dissonance. I just want to say
before we wrap up, my esteemed
colleague in the newsroom has sent
me a note about the population of
Coventry. It is 250,000, not
240,000. This is the kind of service
Tremendous resources at
That is it from us. You can
see all the front pages online.
Lovely to see you both, thank you
for coming in.